During the Arkadelphia Water and Sewer Committee’s regular meeting for July, updates were shared regarding both AT&T and Verizon.

During the Arkadelphia Water and Sewer Committee’s regular meeting for July, updates were shared regarding both AT&T and Verizon.
The end is near for a five year contract with AT&T, so a consideration of renewal was next brought up. Green, who has studied the contract with Arkadelphia City Attorney Ed McCorkle, described it as “fairly cut and dry.”
“It’s actually taken probably four or five months of looking at it and kind of getting everything worked out the way he and I and the city have wanted it and he’s reviewed it and is in favor of it," said Green.
According to Green, the only big change is the amount of rent going up from $2,050 to $2,357.
“This particular money goes to the fireman’s retirement plan, Green said.”
The committee ultimately voted in favor of renewing the contract.
Moving on to another communication-related matter, the committee discussed Verizon. Green disclosed that Verizon has drawn up a second amendment to the first amendment, which concerns removing antennas in favor of installing newer ones. This too has been reviewed by McCorkle.
The motion also passed.